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The Warmth of Other Suns

I am a naturally eclectic reader. How fun it is to browse: to go on vacation in a rented house and randomly pick out a book from the ever-changing bookcase in the living room, or find an unexpected steal in the books on discount trolleys outside a used bookstore. 685 more words

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How to Quit Smoking

In a departure from my usual stories, I shall write a How To. Now, in my day job I have written many a How To so I have a reasonable amount of expertise on this. 779 more words

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Building Character

I was at some airport or hotel room or transit lounge when the phrase “Alone Again, Naturally” popped in to my head.

From there to the works of… 678 more words

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The Typewriter Tape

Every once in a while I get deeply, madly bored and depressed. Normally this takes the form of excessive eating, extreme reading, cleaning up things or staring at the wall opposite me. 560 more words

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No ID? No Problem! From Kathmandu to Kolkata, finally

< There are some who have waited patiently for me to finish so they can start reading. For them, I say, tsk tsk, but here it is, the final installment of the series that started with… 2,154 more words

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No ID? No Problem! - Part 7

<Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6>

So there you have it folks!I was safe and sound, on the ground, repeating over and over “Thank god for terra firma, the more firmer, the less terror”. 1,115 more words

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The Fault in Our Stars

When I first heard this book’s title, I had two subsequent thoughts. The first recognized the reference to the quotation by Cassius in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar… 796 more words

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